Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Cycling in snow

Odo - 3091.1

We had the rare Seattle snowfall so I had to try riding in it. Riding a bike on/in snow is surprisingly easy. Mind you the snow here is only about 2-3 inches thick. I'm sure it would be much more difficult in a foot of snow. I rode a whooping 3 miles to the Starbucks and back. There is still a slippage factor. If a hill was to steep forget about it. At least with my current tires.  Then there is the unseen hazard. Is there a grate or a huge pothole under the snow, who knows.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Chilly Hilly

Odo - 3088.05

Well I did it. I signed up for the Chilly Hilly Bicycle Classic. A 33 mile ride around Bainbridge Island on Feburary 25. The ride is only 33 miles but has a total elevation climb of 2675 feet. So I guess I better start riding up some hills.